Our beloved friend and colleague Roberta "Bertie" Freedman lost a valiant but brief battle against an aggressive form of cancer on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
Thousands of us – fellow lawyers, friends, clients, and family members – lost a great friend, confidant, and lawyer extraordinaire. Bertie will be remembered for her wit, humor, intelligence and humanity, as well as her great lawyering for the most vulnerable immigrants amongst us. But more importantly, Roberta was a loyal and fun friend. With her memorable chuckle, she could light up a room.
The best way we can honor her is to emulate her humanity, generosity, kindness, humor and her wisdom by serving others and reaching out to others in true and lasting friendship.
We will miss you, Bertie, and each of us will try to commit an act of love and kindness in your memory.
Roberta's family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Immigrants' List to continue her fight.
You can donate in Bertie's name below.